VISAD participated in VIV Turkey 2023


VIV TURKEY 2023, Turkey's Poultry and Technologies International Exhibition, opened for the 10th time at the Istanbul Expo Center.

The 10th International Trade Fair for Poultry & Technologies VIV TÜRKİYE 2023 was officially opened following the speeches of Ahmet Yavuz Karaca, Director of Istanbul Directorate Of Provincial Agriculture And Forestry, Prof. Dr. Rüveyde Akbay, President of World's Poultry Science Association (WPSA) Turkish branch, Naci Kaplan, Chairman of Association of Poultry Meat Producers and Breeders,

M.Ülkü Karakuş, Chairman of the Turkey Feed Manufacturers Association, İbrahim Afyon, Chairman of the Turkish Egg Producers Association, Prof. Dr. Pınar Saçaklı, Chairman of the Veterinary Poultry Association, Ramazan Bayhan, the President of Association of Turkish Animal Health Industry, Burhan Sakkaoğlu, Secretary General of ASÜD, Ahmet Yücesan, Chairman of ETBİR and Hayati Can, Chairman of SOSIAD, President of Fishery and Animal Products Exporters Association, Müjdat Sezer, The President of Union Poultry of Kazakhstan, Ruslan Ismailovich Sharipov.

VISAD Chairman Ramazan BAYHAN, delivering a short speech at the opening ceremony of the fair, noted the following;

While we cannot calculate what the productivity and ultimately profitability of the poultry sector would be in the absence of the veterinary medicine and vaccine industry, we can predict a significant loss. However, what we do know is that, despite the significant downward trend, we are currently losing 20% of our production to disease-related yield declines and mortality. Our medium- to long-term goal is to bring this down to single digits. With a 10 percentage point improvement, we could bring 200,000 tons of white meat production, 120,000 tons of red meat and around 2 million tons of milk into the food chain.

In this regard, we are working intensively on the efficiency of supply and distribution as well as R&D efforts. For this purpose, our sector is determined to make investments that will ensure any improvement in the efficiency, safety, and quality of our products.

We will continue to support efforts to make the poultry industry a profitable business. I would like to draw your attention to the role of the veterinary medicine and vaccine industry in food sufficiency, as well as its critical responsibility for the prevention of zoonoses and the microbiological and chemical cleanliness of animal food for human and public health.

Dear participants, I would like to share the following remarks with you. As you know, technology is advancing at a dizzying pace and as a result of this, it becomes debatable which professions or business lines will become risky with each invention. As a matter of fact, recently, there has been a lot of talk about meat produced in a laboratory environment and whether this will pose a risk to the existing industry. I don't believe this. I believe that the hundreds of millions of years of human beings using animals as food has found a place in the remotest corners of human genes.

I think this idea overlooks the depth of the relationship between man and animal, so I am sure that this fashion will soon die out. Just like they were wrong when they said that with the advent of the Internet and then cameras that allow simultaneous broadcasting, fairs will no longer be a necessity... What is missing here is that the human need for human beings is not taken into account. Fairs that fulfill this important urge and need of human beings, who are social creatures, will continue to exist.